Created on March 25, 2020
Assenstraat 12, 7411 JT Deventer, Nederland


Artist GOMAD used the passage to the Adwaita courtyard as a canvas for this unique mural. The namesake of the courtyard, the poet Adwaita, is the focal point. He is surrounded by flora and fauna, a nod to Brahmanism, an Indian philosophy from which Adwaita drew inspiration for his poems.

GOMAD held onto his unique style, in which eyes, plants, animals and organic colour forms play an important role, but also crawled into Adwaita's head. He delved into a text about the Hindu God Brahmâ, who, as the story goes, created a woman, with whom he himself fell in love. She tried to escape his lovestruck stares, but each time Brahmâ grew another head so he could keep looking at her.

GOMAD draws the viewer into the story with piercing eyes looking anxiously at the courtyard. What else is there to see?  Come take a look for yourself. Once inside the courtyard, the portrait of J. Dèr Mouw (Adwaita) will[LB1]  gaze upon you with a look of satisfaction.

This mural was created in March 2020 at a time when everything seemed to stand still.  Homebound residents saw a work of art coming alive right in front of them.  It has given a bright spot for the residents, a more beautiful entrance to the Adwaita courtyard and positive energy for the city.

Making of video

Artist: GOMAD (Marcus Debie) 
Location: Adwaita Courtyard
Date: March 2020
Made possible by: Residents Hof van Adwaita, Street Art Streets, WijDeventer, Municipality of Deventer, Wonen Boven Winkels
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Hunted by Egbert Scheffer.

Marker details

Camera usedApple iPhone 11
Date created2020-03-25T23:00:00.000Z
Marker typeartwork